Tuesday evenings at St. Andrew's

They Like Jesus, But Not the Church
Culture's Objection to Christianity

 St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Allentown

Tuesday evenings March 3,9.16,23,30 April 7
6:30-7 Soup and Salad Supper
7-8    Program
Admission: Free

This six session DVD based curriculum features Dan Kimball who is author of The Emerging Church and They Like Jesus but Not the Church.  He is also pastor of the Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California which is a missional church planted for engaging the post-Christian culture. He has served on the boards of Outreach Magazine and Youth Worker Journal.

The six sessions have the following topics
1)    The Danger of the Christian Bubble
2)    Is the Church Negative, Judgmental and Political?
3)    Does the Church Restrict and Oppress Women?
4)    Is the Church Homophobic?
5)    Do Christians Arrogantly Think All Other Religions Are Wrong?
6)    Are Christians Fundamentalists Who Take the Whole Bible Literally?

Discussion follows the viewing of the 20 minute "launch" DVD presentation by Pastor Kimball.

All are invited!

Thursday evenings at Mediator Allentown

The Church of the Mediator invites you and members of your congregations to join us each Thursday evening during Lent for a light dinner and discussion based around the award winning movie "For the Bible Tells me so" (about Christian families struggling with the issues of homosexuality.) Please call the church office at 610-434-0155 so we can make sure we have enough food!

Thursday Evenings
6:30 PM till 8:30 PM
February 26 thru April 2

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The Phantom of the Opera and David Briggs on the Berghaus Pipe Organ in Wilkes-Barre

[From Mark Laubach]
Dear Friends:
If you’re looking for a new and totally different way of celebrating Halloween this year (named from “All Hallows Eve” – the eve of All Saints’ Day), your friends at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre have just the answer!

On Friday evening, October 31st at 7:30 p.m. St. Stephen’s will present the immortal classic silent movie, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney!

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For the Bible Tells Me So

This documentary film will be shown at Christ Episcopal Church, Reading (435 Court Street) on Sunday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by GLEF. All are welcome. For more information, see the GLEF website or email Dewayne Messenger.

In this film, through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For the Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.